Nurse Supervisor

General Function

Oversees and coordinates the nursing operations in order to aid in the medical treatment and care of patients. Directly supervises other classified staff.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Supervises nursing staff; schedules employees to ensure full and adequate coverage of department at all times; monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Reviews and updates policies and procedures as they relate to nursing operations.
  • Researches and evaluates equipment and supplies; makes decisions regarding the purchase of materials.
  • Serves as liaison for unit; communicates with other departments inside and outside of Student Health Services to ensure quality care for patients.
  • Performs a variety of related administrative tasks including reviewing and approving payroll, monitoring condition of equipment and making any necessary calls for service and conducting performance reviews.
  • Performs nursing duties as needed to ensure full coverage of department.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Health Service Administrator

Direction Given: Direct supervision of classified staff (nurses)

Minimum Requirements

Requires a bachelor's degree in nursing and three years of nursing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be licensed by state as Registered Nurse.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of medical procedures and terminology
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of office procedures and equipment

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking, standing, and lifting of materials weighing 20 to 50 pounds. Somewhat unpleasant working conditions with some health hazards.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Nurse Supervisor

Job Code


Classification Series





Student Health Service


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013